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Centro Records (General)

Over the years, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies has received donations from various individual and organizations whose collections are rich resources. Included are the papers of Blase Camacho Souza, Luis Cardona, Ruth Glasser, Michael Lapp and the records of Centro and the West Coast Puerto…

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West Coast Puerto Rican Elders/California Oral History Project

The Puerto Rican community in Northern California goes back to November of 1900 when Puerto Rican workers were being transported to Hawaii for contract labor in the sugar industry. Many died from disease from the grueling trip by ship and train. On their arrival in San Francisco, some continued to…

Ruth-Glasser-Oral-History

Ruth Glasser Oral History

The Ruth Glasser Oral History collection consists of forty audiocassettes dating from 1988 to 1993. The interviews were conducted while Ms. Glasser wrote her book, "My Music is My Flag: Puerto Rican Musicians and Their New York Communities 1917-1940." Ms. Glasser interviews prominent Puerto Rican…

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Blase Camacho Souza Papers

The Blase Camacho Souza papers are a significant resource for Puerto Rican migration and shed light on the life of plantation laborers in Hawaii in the 1900s and their descendants. The papers span from 1899-2003. Blase Camacho Souza is a Puerto Rican Hawaiian activist and educator. She is the…

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The Richie Pérez Interviews

Richard Pérez, also known as Richie, was a renowned advocate for human rights and social justice for Hispanics. In 1969 he served his community by joining the Young Lords, a Puerto Rican rights group, later becoming deputy minister of information. As a nationalist organization, Young Lords gained…

NYC Hispanic Labor Document Project

Centro Records (NYC Hispanic Labor)

The Centro Records (NYC Hispanic Labor) collection documents the Puerto Rican and Latino legacy in the New York City labor movement. The purpose of these oral histories was to interview and gather historically significant records from Latino labor organizations and Latino labor leaders. The…

Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of Migration Collection

The Lorenzo Homar Interviews

The Lorenzo Homar Interviews were conducted as part of a project called Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of the Migration. The objective of this project was to capture the Puerto Rican migration experience. Homar was a Puerto Rican artist who specialized in print-making. In 1915 his family migrated…

Latino Educational Media Center & Centro Oral History Project Collection

LEMC/COHP Collection

Incorporated as a non-profit in 1983, The Latino Educational Media Center produces and distributes educational media through all viable electronic technology on issues by and about the diverse and complex Latino communities in the United States. The Mission of the Latino Educational Media Center is…

Nosotras Trabajamos En La Costura

Nosotras Trabajamos En La Costura

“Nosotras Trabajamos en la Costura,” was an Oral History Task Force series from the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños Oral History Task Forceoverall project, “Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of Migration." Nosotras, recorded in 1984, focused on Puerto Rican women garment…

Luis Cardona Oral History Collection

Luis Cardona Oral History Collection

Luis Cardona was an officer of the Migration Division Puerto Rico's Labor Department Employment Program office and eventually its Director in the U.S. and was a specialist on the Puerto Rican Migration. The Luis Cardona Oral History collection consists of 37 audio cassette recordings of interviews…

Comunidades: Extended Roots From Hawaii to New York, 1984

Comunidades: Extended Roots From Hawaii to New York, 1984

The Comunidades conference Extended Roots: From Hawaii to New York took place March 23 through March 25, 1984. Bringing together researchers and community activists from around the country, the conference provided a forum to discuss historical research on Puerto Rican migration, with the hopes of…

Michael Lapp Oral History Collection

Michael Lapp Oral History Collection

Michael Lapp interviewed former and current employees of the Migration Division of Puerto Rico. These interviews were conducted for his dissertation that he wrote, Managing Migration: the Migration Division of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1948 – 1968 for a PhD in History at…